Head of Research Services, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
- The Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University are seeking
applications from client-focused, future-oriented library leaders
engaged by the opportunity to develop innovative reference and research
services to extend the reach of a highly successful liaison program in a
resource rich environment. The Head of Research Services leads a team of
12 professional librarians who serve as liaisons to the academic
departments, build appropriate collections, and provide reference and
instructional services for their assigned client groups.
* Lead the development and delivery of a range of traditional
and innovative reference and research services that facilitate the work
of students and faculty associated with academic programs based on the
* Manage the department, including overseeing departmental
planning, allocating resources, developing policies and procedures,
hiring, training, mentoring, supervising, and evaluating staff.
* Collaborate with the Head of Collection Management to provide
leadership in the direction, balance, and emphasis of the Sheridan
Libraries general collections program.
* Collaborate with library-wide teams and other university
groups to coordinate services, initiate projects and implement programs
to assure the seamless provision of services to support the academic
The Head of Research Services participates in a leadership team of seven
program managers reporting to the Associate Director for Library
Services and Collections and also serves on the Sheridan Libraries
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school with at least five years of
progressively responsible experience in an academic or research library;
extensive knowledge of library information systems and services,
including current theory, practice and issues related to research and
reference services; demonstrated commitment to customer service;
successful supervisory experience, including demonstrated ability to
mentor staff, resolve conflict and manage change; evidence of strong
interpersonal, communication, organizational and analytical skills;
demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of
groups and individuals.
Graduate degree in a subject discipline; experience developing
innovative, customer-focused reference and research services.
$56,000 - $72,000
Salary and Benefits:
The Libraries offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits
including 22 vacation days, 12 days sick leave, TIAA-CREF, tuition
support for credit and non-credit professional development courses, a
tuition grant assistance plan for dependent children, several medical
plans offering comprehensive coverage for a wide range of services
ranging from preventive care to hospitalization and including
prescription drug coverage, several dental plans, leave time under the
Family and Medical Leave Act, etc. The same benefits and privileges are
extended to same-sex domestic partners. For further information, visit
Hopkins librarians have Senior Staff status (non-tenured).
Application Process and Schedule:
To apply for this position online submission is required through the
Johns Hopkins UniversityEmployment Website <http://jobs.jhu.edu/>
Please fill out and submit:
* The JHU application form
* A letter detailing how your education, background and
experience relate to the required and preferred qualifications
* A current resume
* Three professional references (supervisors) and their contact
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. The Search Committee may invite candidates to
participate in a pre-interview telephone screening.
Note: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a
pre-employment background check.
Johns Hopkins University HR
Bruce A. Wilson, M.Ed., M.S.L.S., C.A.S.
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304-558-2607 (direct dial: 304-340-3980)
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